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Conference display 2014The 2014 Bioenergy Australia Conference was held at the Stamford Grand in Adelaide on 1- 2 December with a Technical Tour of local bioenergy facilities on 3 December. 

Almost 200 delegates were in attendance.

Bioenergy Australia would like to thank all the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates for their support for this year's event.

Speakers and delegates at the event confirmed the largely untapped potential of bioenergy in Australia and the opportunities that go beyond energy into bio materials and bio chemicals.  Bioenergy is already delivering effective and economic waste management and environmental solutions. article 2014 event

Delegates agreed there was a key need for a definitive policy direction to deliver on the potential that bioenergy promises and stability that encourages investment.

See the Ethical Investor for a BA Conference article entitled, 'CEFC and ARENA show their support for bioenergy'.

We look forward to welcoming you next year to Bioenergy Australia 2015!




Conf 2014 BrochureA DVD of the presentations made at the event is $99 including GST and postage and handling, available from The Association Specialists. 

Delegate Handbooks are also available for sale at $99 on request.  The sale price is the same for BA Members and others.

Use the following Conference Materials Order Form to purchase your copies of the DVD. Contact the Association Specialists regarding any queries or to make a special request for the Conference Brochure.

The Association Specialists - Phone: 02 9431 8600 and Email :


2014 Conference Poster WinnerMegan Hawley (right)

The 2014 Conference Poster Winner is Megan Hawley from Flinders University. 

Megan (pictured right) took home the $500 prize for her Poster Presentation entitled, 'Aerobic Treatment as an Enabling Technology for Algal Biomass Production'.

Well done Megan!

The 2014 Conference Poster details are available on the Conference CD and Brochure.


IEA Bioenergy Task Participation Groups

IEA Bioenergy LogoGet involved!

Bioenergy Australia facilitates Australia's involvement in 5 IEA Bioenergy Tasks thanks to ARENA Funding.

Each Task has a Participation Group through which Australian knowledge and expertise are shared widely and international learnings from our participation in the IEA Tasks can be shared.

If you would like to find out more about the Tasks and the Participation Groups see the Bioenergy Australia IEA Bioenergy Task webpages and contact for more details.

Presentations from the 18th Sept Bioenergy Australia quarterly meeting

The presentations from the 18th September 2014 Bioenergy Australia quarterly meeting are now available for viewing and downloading.


  • IEA Bioenergy Task 38 - Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems - WEBINAR DETAILS COMING SOON! 
  • IEA Bioenergy Task 37 - Energy from Biogas - download the presentations
  • IEA Bioenergy Task 43 - Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets - download the presentations

Find out more about our participation in IEA Bioenergy Tasks here.

Bioenergy in Australia - Status and Opportunties Report

Bioenergy in Australia  - Status and Opportunties Report

A major report, Bioenergy in Australia - status and opportunities is essential reading for those who want to come to grips with this subject

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Heather Brodie talks about ethanol and bioenergy

This video speaks to a presentation by Heather Brodie at the Bioenergy Australia 2012 national conference attended by 264 delegates from Australia and the region, where Heather was one of 100 speakers on a wide range of topics.
Heather talks about the production of ethanol from waste products in the food industry and the importance of ethanol in Australia and internationally.

View our series of Videos

Latest News

IEA Bioenergy 2015 Conference

IEA Bioenergy has announced the details of the 2015 'End of Triennium Conference'.


Boeing aircraft makes first 'green diesel' powered flight

The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane on December 2 with a blend of 15 per cent green diesel and 85 per cent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine.


ARENA announces $2 million for biomass project

ARENA has announced it will provide $2 million funding for the development of a solution for collecting renewable biomass from fast growing trees.

The $3.5 million project aims to collect 15,000 tonnes of chipped Mallee at a plantation near Casino in NSW during a 33 day harvester trial. This will be used to supplement feedstock to the 30 megawatt bioenergy power plant at the Broadwater sugar mill in NSW.


Biomass Scoping Study - Opportunities for Agriculture in Western Australia, Nov 2014

This report aims to provide a summary of national and international activity in the use of agricultural by-products for the production of bioenergy and biofuels. The summary is primarily an internal report for the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), but will hopefully be of some value to industry proponents that are interested in pursuing the opportunities provided by what are currently low value agricultural waste products. We outline three processes for obtaining energy from these by-products that may be appropriate for the farming sector in Western Australia (WA).